Ireland U19s five-match trip to England got off to a losing start as they encountered 'Hurricane Oliver' in a 5 wicket loss against Warwickshire Academy.

Batting first, Ryan Hunter and Gavin Roulston both scored 37 in a second wicket stand of 60, before the Irish lost their way, losing wickets in clusters to slip from 98 for 1 to 168 for 7.

The tail wagged with Olly Riley hitting an unbeaten 35 as Pete Johnston's side finished on 252 for 9.

Theo Wylie - signed on a rookie contract by the Bears for the One-Day Cup took four wickets and made 27 in an opening stand of 67 with Oliver Dandy in just six overs.

Dandy took the Irish attack apart in a powerful display of pinch hitting, with the teenager clearing the ropes 8 times as well as hitting 8 fours in his 106 from just 102 deliveries.

He added a further 97 for the second wicket with Amir Khan (37) as the hosts reached 164 for 1 in the 23rd over.

The Irish spinners wrestled back some control, with Merrion left-armer Daniel Forkin taking 1-27, and being the pick of the Irish bowlers.

Warwickshire sealed the win in 46 overs, with wicket-keeper George Maddy hitting an unbeaten 31.

The sides meet again on Thursday at the same venue.